Earlier this year, I put my eyewear future in your hands and asked you to choose new frames for me. Thanks for your votes! More than 50% of you chose the Warby Parker’s Crosby in Burgundy Fade, and I couldn’t agree with you more.
He pulls on his coat collar as an icy wind fails to interrupt his stride. The hawk is no match for his cool, winter stands no chance against his resolve.
There is nothing more important than having the right coat when temperatures drop. Outerwear becomes a vital part of an outfit during the winter months, taking precedence over what’s underneath. I recently accepted the challenge of finding the perfect winter coat for my friend, Anthony. Check out what he had to say about the experience below.
For the past couple of years in the DMV there have been some blistering winters. I’ve kept some warm coats (a snorkel, leather, trench etc.), but for a more timid winter this year, I was looking for something a little lighter and more versatile. I decided on a grey topcoat. I had been looking on some sites of choice — J. Crew, Banana Republic, Nordstrom — and found a few options. I wasn’t too excited about any of them, but getting a coat was a must. So I decided to consult one of my resident fashionista friends, Jackie. I know she has an eye for these types of things, and her opinion is valued. She looked at some of the options and she, too, wasn’t that impressed. She did whatever it is fashionistas do — pray to a bust of Audrey Hepburn, I don’t know — but she came back with several grey coats.
She mentioned my physique and the type of style she saw me in — “edgy” was the word I think she used — and the choices seemed to fit me to a T. In the end, I decided on the Grey Top coat with Knitted Collar from Zara. The coat itself has a knitted zip lining with an outside button closure. The cut is sleek and rakish and can serve for both evening attire or a winter jaunt around the city — everything I was looking for. Thanks Jackie and A*cute consulting. I’m definitely a believer.
Anthony Weatherspoon is a business professional in the financial industry based in Washington, DC.
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My roomie, sisterfriend, and confidante Jenn, is usually behind the camera, capturing everyday beauty and turning it into works of art. For her birthday, the photographer is photographed and styled by A*cute!
I decided to create a look for Jenn that was an ode to vintage glamour. She’s a girly girl who loves pearls and clean silhouettes, so the genre was perfect for her. We set out to find reasonably priced items based on the style storyboard I created for her birthday party at Chi-Cha Lounge on U Street.
Have a special occasion coming up? Want to build the perfect work wardrobe? Transitioning your closet for the fall/winter seasons? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your A*cute styling session!
Jennifer Tyre is a photographer and website specialist based in Washington, DC. Check out her work at www.almeniajphotography.com.
Stay tuned as Jennifer Tyre chronicles her style journey.
The key to long-lasting eyeshadow is primer; this actually came with the shadows.
One thing I hate is cakey, heavy foundation…yuck! Instead, I opt for bronzer a lot of times. I Iove the light, shimmery glow that it leaves. True Bronze by Clinque, at Macy’s